How I Use It
I believe this app greatly enhances creativity in students. Students are allowed to create a new product. Scratch gives students the opportunity to design, build and construct. When trying to enhance skills such as thinking critically, reason systematically or creativity I would allow my students 30-40 minutes on scratch. When trying to teach certain math concepts such as angles, scratch could be a fun way to practice the concept.
I really like scratch. It's free and it is a great way for students to create stories, games and animations. It has a variety of features and that is something I love the most about scratch! You have a wide variety of animations, sounds, costumes to choose from. You can make music, create a story, create a came and so much more. Scratch provides a tutorial video for each one of its features. Overall this app is super fun especially for students. Using scratch students are able to create something they can call their own.